SEATTLE -- This city of fog and ferryboats may soon lose its Major League Baseball team, and some angry fans are blaming Security Pacific Corp.'s Washington bank.

The Security Pacific unit has demanded that Jeffrey Smulyan, the financially troubled owner of the Seattle Mariners, sell the team if he cannot repay a $39.5 million loan by February. Mr. Smulyan used most of the loan to acquire the Mariners two years ago.

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